Congratulations to Honolulu Community College Team 1 & Team 2 for placing 2nd and 10th at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show in the Associate Programs category at the International Residential Construction Management Competition in Orlando, Florida last week.

Team #2 (2nd Place): Cristian Joy Ibe, Daryl Caraveral, Kayla Dela-Cruz-Cadavona, missing Wayne Mathes, Ke Lu Zhang

The student teams are comprised of Architectural, Engineering, and CAD Technology (AEC) and Construction Management students. All the work required in the competition was done on the students own time outside of class.

“Though there were countless amounts of hardships, you gain an amazing amount of knowledge and skill sets you would not be able to get in a normal class setting. You form bonds with classmates that turn into deeper friendships and meet people who genuinely support what we are doing,” shares student Bruce An.

The NAHB competition gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal. Proposals are submitted to a group of construction company executives who act as judges. During the convention, students defend their proposals to the judges in front of an audience. This competition is held in conjunction with the International Builders Show.

“The Residential Construction Management Competition (RCMC) is an experience to remember! Being a part of an amazing team to represent Hawai‘i, I was honored to work with individuals who share the same passion, dedication and knowledge of this industry,” says student Kayla Dela-Cruz Cadavona.

Team #1 (10th) Back Row L – R: Anne Bendon, Bruce An, Rona Lapada; Front Row L – R: Juan Rios Quiones, Karen Cacpal

Congratulations to the student teams

Team #1 – Anne Benton, Bruce An, Rona Lapada, Juan Rios, Karen Cacpal

Team #2 – Wayne Mathes, Crystian Joy Ibe, Daryl Canaveral, Kayla Cadavona, Ke Lu Zhang

Mahalo to the Team Sponsors and Mentors

Building Industry Association of Hawai‘i (BIA)

National Housing Endowment Student Travel Scholarship (NAHB)

Law Firm of Bays, Lung, Rose & Holma

Anthony Borge – RMA Sales

Mike Brant – Gentry Homes

Mike Watanabe – JW Inc.

Evan Fujimoto – Graham Builder’s, Inc.

Brain Adachi – BKA Builder’s

Tim Bramsen – Bowers and Kubota

Dwight Mitsunaga – Pacific Architects

Gary Okimoto – Honolulu Wood Treating

National Housing Endowment Student Travel Scholarship (NAHB)

Kara Kam-Kalani – Speech Professor HonCC

Norman Takeya – Assistant Professor, Architecture Engineering and CAD Technologies

Mike Jennings – Professor, Architecture Engineering and CAD Technologies

Guy Fo – Instructor, Architecture Engineering and CAD Technologies

Lea Wong – Student Mentor